The Rays aren’t coming off as sellers but some people are still hoping they give up ace David Price. Here’s more from CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman:
The red-hot Rays certainly don’t have the look or feel of a seller. And most think now they will stay in it to try to win it, despite any original inclinations.
“I believe so,” one person familiar with their thinking said when asked whether they’d likely hold onto their stars. “Simply put, it will take more than it would have a few weeks back”
Most folks believe the price will be too high for a trade now. They’ve come from 18 games below .500 to two below, at 52-54, following their 10th win in 11 games. They are only four games out of a wild-card position.
“Guessing Price is sold at 200 percent markup or not moved,” one rival GM said.
Heyman notes that the Dodgers seem to be the front runners for Price.